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iOS 9.1 adds new Emoji characters including tacos, unicorns, & a middle finger

emoji keyboard iOS 9.1

Update 10/21: iOS 9.1 is now available for everyone.

In addition to announcing the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple TV 4, and iPad Pro at its Hey Siri event today, Apple has shipped something perhaps even bigger in the first beta versions of the upcoming iOS 9.1 software update: new emojis!  The latest character editions to the special keyboard include options for tacos, unicorns, squirrels, crabs, and a lot more. The glyphs for each section like Animals & Nature and Objects have also been updated. The new keyboard will ship with iOS 9.1 which is expected to debut later in November. More examples below:

via TNW


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  1. johnmfoley - 8 years ago

    Middle finger emoji is there… new Apple? hahaha

    • Tony Bowens - 8 years ago

      So is live long and prosper.
      Middle finger isn’t bad in every culture. Pointer finger for a lot of countries.

    • iiyana - 7 years ago

      How come my phone dont have them how do you get then please help me?

      • Mike Beasley - 7 years ago

        You have to wait for iOS 9.1

      • krystalsalai - 7 years ago

        Download the beta and you can have it now

  2. what else is new in iOS 9.1?

  3. bertygeek - 8 years ago

    I’m still waiting for a beaver emoji!

  4. Howie Isaacks - 8 years ago

    Big who cares? I really hope that Apple has done more with iOS 9.1 than emojis.

  5. kjl3000 - 8 years ago

    Unicorns… Finally! 🌈

  6. Rick Dang - 8 years ago

    no drool face emoji?

  7. Lana (@mikeysuperballs) - 8 years ago

    Where is the fangirling and the llama emoji?

  8. sophiemiller166 - 7 years ago

    there great!

  9. kittykato2 - 7 years ago

    Hey idky

  10. ponitytsy - 7 years ago


  11. krystalsalai - 7 years ago

    You can get them now if you download beta 🖕🏻🦄🌮

  12. AbsarokaSheriff - 7 years ago

    Fingers Crossed Emoji to wish someone luck. Apple make this happen.


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